What are you reading the week of April 14- 20th?

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What are you reading the week of April 14- 20th?
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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 2:59pm

What are you reading, will you read this week?

Are flowers/ trees blooming around you? Which ones?

Julia

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 Yes, We have some things in bloom- some ofthe cherry trees are finished and others are in bloom, The magnolia and dogwood trees are almost ready. The hyacinth and tulips have been in bloom for a while.

 I reading Widow's Tears by Susan Wittig Albert. Up next is either Gotcha! by Fern Michaels or Starting Now by Debbie Macomber. The Bat by Jo Nesbo got put on hold. I can renew it but not the others because there is a waiting list.

 Kathie

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Wed, 04-17-2013 - 10:36pm

We have a bumper crop of icicles and snow banks. When they finish "blooming", we'll probably all be underwater. years.

I read Herman Wouk's The Lomokome Papers again after many years. I was as intrigued by  the Erewhon-inspired satire, the Wells-inspired moon journey story, and the perceptive, uncomfortable discussion of war and the description of Reasonable War as I was in my earlier readings of this early (1949) Wouk masterpiece.

At the library I found Wouk's most recent novel in the Featured Books shelf. The Lawgiver, (2012) is about an attempt make a new movie about Moses. I'm enjoying this very much.

Roberta

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This week I've finished Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.I recommend it highly. It's a YA historical novel about two teenage British girl spies in France during World War II. It's intense and very, very good.

Then I read Bone by Jeff Smith that I don't recommend, it's a graphic novel that didn't work for me.

Now I'm reading The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd.

The snow's all gone here and tulips, daffodills and irises are coming up, but far from flowering yet.

Julia

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Finished The London Eye Mystery. It's a young YA novel or MG novel. It's about a boy who disappears from the London Eye, that giant ferris wheel in downtown London, and his autistic cousin who solves the mystery. This is the third mystery I've read with a kid on the austism spectrum doing the solving. A Curious Incident of Dog in the Night and Colin Fischer are the other two. I liked Colin Fischer best.

Now I'm reading and really liking Ashfall by Mike Mullin. It's dystopian, but the cause is environmental: the supervolcano under Yellowstone Park has blown, leading to six weeks (so far: it could be years) of falling ash, blizzards and no sun, no governemnt help, no electricity, no power, except walking and cross country skiing. Alex's parents left him alone for the weekend when they went to visit his uncle's house for the weekend in rural Illinois. Alex and his parents lived in Iowa... Alex is a protagonist I like hanging out with. Book #2 in this series is out and book #3 is coming out in some months.

Next up: not sure!

Julia

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I'm listening to Timeline.  I am reading The Memory of Earth (Homecoming series) Orson Scott Card and loving it.

Cherry tree blossomed out front.


Carrie